Chart of the Week: Who has health care insurance?

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Nov 06, 2019
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Chart of the Week, Insurance, Budgeting

Interesting interactive on Visual Capitalist highlights how Americans differ by age. The chart below shows how health insurance coverage changes based on age? 

Questions:

  • At what age are the most Americans have health insurance coverage? Why do you think this is the case? 
  • At what age do the least Americans have health insurance coverage? Why do you think this age group doesn't have health insurance? 
  • What do you think are the factors that impact whether or not someone chooses to get health insurance? 
  • How important do you think it is to have health insurance? 

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Want to dig deeper into health insurance? Be sure to check out the NGPF Lesson: Health Insurance 101

About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.